Senior Lecturing Fellow
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210 Science Drive
Durham, NC 27708-0360
Ms. Forbes is a partner with Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC, in Raleigh. Her specializations are litigation and product liability. She serves on the Firm’s Management Committee, Executive Committee, and is the team leader of the Product Liability Practice Group. She was recently named to Best Lawyers in America. Ms. Forbes received her juris doctor from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1981. Following that, she served as a law clerk for the Eastern District of North Carolina federal court, first for the Honorable Alexander B. Denson and then for the Honorable J. Rich Leonard. She joined Womble Carlyle as an associate in the litigation department in 1985, and was made partner in 1991.
She has served as a NITA Faculty Member, UNC-Chapel Hill Trial Skills Program, on the 10th Judicial District Grievance Committee and on the Professionalism Committee for the Wake County Bar. Ms. Forbes is the Immediate Past President of the Board of Directors for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina, and continues to serve on the Board. She is active in the American Bar Association, serving as a Vice Chair of the ABA TIPS Animal Law Section, and as co-chair of the Corporate Counsel Subcommittee of the ABA Litigation Section Woman Advocate Committee. Ms. Forbes also serves on the Law Alumni Council for the Wake Forest University School of Law, and has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for the Animal Legal Defense Fund.
Ms. Forbes is admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States District Court for the Eastern and Middle Districts of North Carolina.